I keep thinking how useful this combination of iPad and notepad protected by a nice case would have been when I was forced to sit in meetings half the day many years ago. I could have entertained myself on the sly.
Booq’s marketing speak: “The Booqpad agenda combines iPad 2 case and notepad into one product, making it the ideal solution to create, store, review or present the next hot idea. Keeping a pen or stylus, business cards, cash or tickets close to your iPad and written notes has never been more convenient”.
Looks like it would fit right in, in most corporate meeting rooms. Booq sells paper refills but I assume you could source your own pads with the paper of your choice.
A great case to bridge analog and digital productivity.
Booq iPad2 Agenda
Thank you OldCalgary for following me on twitter as otherwise I may not have found your wonderful products.
OldCalgary’s iPad 2 Sleeve is handcrafted in America of German wool felt. I think I have written at least a dozen times as to why I love the material and much of what I have seen made with it but OldCalgary has written a wonderfully succinct message worthy of sharing:
Why wool felt?
Simple. It’s durable, water resistant, and environmentally friendly. Unlike leather and synthetic materials, there is no animal slaughter or pollution involved with the production of wool felt. It’s biodegradable, naturally fire-resistant, and recyclable.
They left out how great it looks and feels.
OldCalgary felt iPad 2 sleeve
Long time Popwuping supporter Careerbags shared with me a few images of their new line of sleeves for the iPad. These Careerbags branded sleeves are made of leather and lined with a soft anti-scratch micro fiber to help rid your screen of all the finger prints that never seem to go away. Leather sleeves and the iPad look good together and I think these look great.
Check them out here.
My bookmarks are overflowing with great work. Here is a short collection of some of the leather cases for iPad that have caught my eye.
This iPad sleeve made from one large hand piece of leather is an exquisite piece of craftsmanship. Beautiful and worth whatever price they charge for it. I keep coming back to Makr’s site over and over again for inspiration. Their blog is fantastic as well.
I love the look of this case. The Vintcase is light years ahead of Apples own case offering and has far more character and style than most cases I come across for the iPad. The double fold and tie is very attractive and gives the illusion of a more deliberate usage of the iPad. It’s almost a clone of the large notebook I carry with me to meetings – unlike my notebook, which accepts any paper I chose to use, it’s a bit sad that a case of this quality is tied to a single device. Will the iPad gen. 2, 3, or 4 fit comfortably?
Each Vintcase is hand-crafted in high quality cowhide leather in Ubrique (Spain), where craftsmen work with the best leather. All main ports, controls and the charging/sync dock accessible while in use.
Lovely unique style in this handmade leather case for the iPad by Beijing based kiwabags. I far prefer unique pieces like this to the mass produced products by large brands (even the afore mentioned Jack Spade which I love). The hand stitching and those golden copper knobs contribute to it’s unique. design.
The case is lined with another layer of lighter colored, soft leather to protect your iPad while your other necessities (charger, ear-phones, phone) can be conveniently placed in the smaller compartment. My only nitpick is the interior colour which would seem to be a bit too yellow to match well with the iPad.
As with all quality leather products look for this investment to last longer than the device it’s designed to carry. Kiwabags leather case is going to look better with age.
Kiwabag’s Leather iPad Case
Though a bit pricey considering the materials, Jack Spade’s Folio for iPad is certainly one of the finer cases of this type I have seen. The owner of one I tried recently swears by it. Other than a good fit and unassuming style perhaps the greatest feature of this folio is the cut-out that lets you dock your iPad for charging and use in portrait.
Oddly I haven’t seen these for sale locally nor is it listed on Jack Spades online catalogue.
You can see some nicer photos here.
You may have seen these already but I’m a sucker for any sleeve or bag made with wool. Made from 100% wool felt each Bubble Dot Sleeve protects your iPad from scratches and minor device contusions. Each sleeve has a flat side and a molded side with protective bumps. Fun.
Bubble Dot Sleeve. Via Swissmiss.
The design is a bit too reminiscent of the envelope craze that many bag makers embraced on the launch of the MacBook Air but that nitpick is easily overcome by the excellent choice of materials and craftsmanship. Julie Boyles’ Leather iPad Case is made of premium vegetable tanned leather that has been hand oiled, then rubbed with an antique tan patina. The inside of the sleeve is finished with a protective black coating and the outside edges have the same finish. The design features 2 self made leather buttons with a braided cord that wraps around them.
If this isn’t your cup of tea you should check out her other leather iPad sleeve. The more I look at it the more I like it more than the one mentioned above.
Antique Tan Leather iPad Case
Created using machine and hand stitched leather Basil Racuk’s case for iPad has to be one of the most luxurious iPad cases available. The case holds your iPad as well as power adaptors, iPhone and documents. Secure handle on top. California made and sourced.
“Inspired by Northern California’s storied history of craft …”
This style of iPad case is not for everyone but I like this and the rest of the collection allot. I’ll be dreaming of the weekender … wow!
Though not quite as surprising a material for carrying a digital device as a few years ago this wool felt sleeve by German designer Clemens Burkert is a wonderful addition to the growing selection of sleeves for the iPad. This looks so much better than the neoprene sleeves that proliferate the big box and boutique stores. The leather pads at the bottom are a great touch.
Ipad Sleeve Merino
“Keeping you and your iPad warm this winter”. If you live in Australia that is.
Herbas & Fug is Crumplers addition to the growing collection of bags designed for the iPad. The Herbas is made from one piece of material and features one front pocket for cables and chargers, and another smaller coin pocket. Crumplers signature oversized clip holds this one piece construction in place.
The Fug is a simple sleeve for the iPad that compliments the Herbas … “the Fug fits the iPad, like a Fug, or glove, and slips neatly into The Herbas”.
Herbas & Fug for iPad
The “Sleeve” for iPad is a wonderful minimalist alternative to Hardgraft’s offerings, eschewing features for simplicity and lower cost. Made from 100% 3mm thick German-made wool felt, the Sleeve offers a snug fit and square design which compliments and protects your iPad. It’s available in either a side-loading or top-loading design with orange, charcoal, or oatmeal as colors. Smart.
Sleeve for iPad
Vaja’s latest leather case for the iPad comes as a two-piece leather hardshell which can be customized by a range of colors. With a detachable front cover you can continue to protect your iPad while in use; most accidents are likely to occur while it’s in your hands. I’ve had the pleasure of trying their products in the past and the materials felt amazing. This is a beautiful and elegant container for your iPad.
Vaja iVolution iPad Case
The heritage iPad case features hard graft’s signature style, beautiful gray wool felt, vegetable tanned leather, and space for both your iPad and iPhone. The elastic strap allows for secure handling. I love the simple design and their choice of materials.
Hard Graft iPad Case